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Can tongue spasm be prevented?

Tongue spasms, or twitching of the tongue, is a symptom of a medical condition and can't be prevented. Many illnesses cause tongue spasm, but it often goes away on its on. Whether mild or severe, your tongue spasms can be treated with physical therapy to strengthen your tongue muscles. You can also learn coping skills to improve your quality of life.

It is difficult to say if tongue spasm can be prevented because the causes are not clearly understood. In some cases, tongue spasm is caused by stroke or a genetic disorder that cannot be prevented. However, people who take certain antipsychotic drugs that cause tongue spasm can prevent this condition by taking alternative medications.

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